Qualcomm has a stellar quarter, warns of Snapdragon S4 supply constraints until September

Qualcomm has a stellar quarter, warns of Snapdragon S4 supply constraints until September
Buoyed by global smartphone and tablet sales increase, Qualcomm said it made $2.23 net income in the January-March quarter, on sales of $4.94 billion. With more than $26 billion in cash and equivalents, Qualcomm has more money than it knows what to do with, so it will start giving out $0.25 dividend per share to all stockholders on record as of June 1.

Pretty profitable business these 3G/4G licenses and converged mobile chips it sells, most other players in the realm can only salivate at such margins. Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs also expects significant increase in demand when Windows RT gets introduced for tablets with ARM chipsets.

He, however, warned about the difficulties companies are facing with the new 28nm manufacturing process that the Snapdragon S4 is made with. The TSMC foundry just can't build enough machines on time to satisfy demand, so the supply constraints will affect the sales for this and the next quarter, he said, which sent shares down 3.5% in afterhours trading yesterday.

source: Qualcomm (PDF)

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16 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Exynos....WARNING!

4. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

warning will last till the quadcore s4 soc beats it.

5. Rangers

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

That's not gonna happen ever.

13. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

its obivious.it cant beat exynos and never can..

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Staggering numbers for only 18000 employees company.. I think their cash flow is second only to Apple's, relatively speaking.. and snapdragon S 4 has just only started to roll out!

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

They also said theres a supply constraint......

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

After the meanless benchmark from S4, some kinds of Snapdragon-fan appear that we didn't see before. In my opinion, it's still crapdragon. Exynos is always the king.

7. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

??? There is no "Snapdragon-fan", Qualcomm just delivered to market first with a better solution. Exynos was on top for last year, but right now it seems like they will just make what Nvidia made, but with improvements outside of the CPU.

8. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Lol samsuck fan

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so it wasn't rumor after all... xD

10. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

No the rumor was there would be delay in the manufacturer and that all the base on the S4 would be delay but that did not happen. And for the exynos fanboy they only have other company using their chips it is Chinese company. So they will not be top dog anytime soon.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

there's been no delay with the first batch but what about the next? it doesn't matter how many people is using them. how come that's such a huge factor to you? the only important thing is the chips's power.

11. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

No the rumor is the device will be delay because of the manufacturing of the S4. Samsung will not be the king of chip making because only one other company is using there chip. The biggest reason the exynos has no lag in the SGS2 is because of touchwiz 4 using you for rendering. The blaze 4 has no lag and that use the S4.

12. Jericho unregistered

samsung sucks!!!!! Over-rated chip(exynos) made just for benchmarks.

14. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

its not over-rate.it does what it says if you ever have used it.you dumb prick......think before commenting.you dumbo.

16. nwright94 unregistered

Snapdragon works perfectly fine in my Focus. Sure its not a gaming monster, but I'm not much of a mobile gamer anyway. Exynos surely is a beast, but I am more apt to buy another snapdragon device because it has none of the lag my Atrix on a dual-core Nvidia chip did.

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